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Jul 18, 2010 11:00pm EDT
chuck schumer is calling on the u.s. government to investigate the role bp played in the release of the convicted locker bibombing suspect. there is evidence that bp worked for the release of the person in exchange for release of oil fields. he is urging the u.s. and british governments to take a closer look at bp's actions. >> a new study aiming to protect the chesapeake bay is expecteded to be announced tomorrow. the congressman plans to announce a funding for a federal study. the congressman says blue crab and oysters have been studied for years. but microorganism the could lead to a better environment and more prouktive fisheries. democrats denied any trouble in the upcoming elections. joe biden led the way, spreading the meng that democrats are not -- the message that democrats are not losing control. >> we are going to win the house, and we are going to win the senate. >> this is a tough climate, but we are to have campaigners, and we are a tough people. >> republicans have been slamming democrats on the economy, jobs, taxes, and the crisis in the gulf, while democrats say they ar
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Jul 4, 2010 11:00pm EDT
birthday. today nearly 4000 candidates became u.s. citizens in ceremonies across the country. including one in annapolis. >> they came from two dozen countries. from cameroon to canada, guatemalans that south korea. 40 of america's newest citizens at a historical location. >> congratulations. [applause] >> naturalized on the 244th birthday of america, wearing smiles that said so much. >> i am elated and so happy. >> now they can take root in the country. >> i encourage them to vote, contribute, and make this country there's. just like every citizen. >> it was like a dream come true. it is good to finally be a citizen after so long. >> one nation, under god. >> the day gives great meaning for relatives to enjoy. >> i came to this country in 1977. like my sister, i have become a citizen. >> they joined 3800 new citizens across the country. under the theme of a spirit of independence, living out their american dream this fourth of july. >> today president obama invited an american military family to the white house. >> on this day that is uniquely american, we are reminded that our declara
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Jul 25, 2010 11:00pm EDT
may finally number sight. >> u.s. oil supplies may be dwindling after venezuelan president threatened to cut supplies if there is a military attack on colomcolombia. still ahead on 11:00 news tonight, arizona's controversial immigration law sparks debate around the country. we'll have the latest. plus, two americans missing in afghanistan. tonight, the taliban claims to know what happened. >> by tomorrow morning, the cold front that went through this evening will be well south of us, meaning less humid air. >> all eyes are on arizona this week as the state's controversial immigration law goes into effect thursday. the law would require police who are making routine stops to check immigration status if there is reason to believe they may be illegal. >> it's a big assertion of power to take down a state statute before it's had a chance to go into effect and to say at this particular stage it's unconstitutional. so she won't do that casually. >> police are beefing up patrols and learning how to enforce the new law. the law will go into effect unless blocked by a federal judge.
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Jul 11, 2010 11:00pm EDT
courts. >> it has been a deadly 24 hours in afghanistan. at least one dozen civilians and five u.s. troops have been killed in a wave of attacks. two were killed in southern kandahar. one died as the result of small arms fire, the other a roadside bomb, and the third concerted attack. -- an insurgent attacks. it was one of the most deadly months since the war began. there will be new rules that will make it easier for veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder to get federal health benefits. the president called this long overdue. on the home front, baltimore's va hospital is where ptsd can be transformed from a crippling mental wound to heal one. >> in baltimore alone, -- to a healed one. >> in baltimore alone, we had about 300 new veterans come into our ptsd program last year. we have about that same number every year coming in for service. >> up to 17% of veterans returning from a iraq and afghanistan will develop ptsd. new rules are expected to make getting help easier. no longer will veterans have to prove what caused their own this. instead, they will have to show that the c
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Jul 9, 2010 5:00am EDT
. >> the convicted agents arrested are being exchanged for four people convicted of spying for the u.s. eric holder said this was an extraordinary case and the agreement we reached today provides a successful resolution for the united states and its interest. >> diplomatic relations with russia remained on a positive track. >> this is proof of better relations with russia. >> we did not want to see this disrupt relations which have made progress. >> the quick resolution to is case comes as the u.s. senate takes up a new nuclear arms control agreement. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> we have seen a number of pictures, children with these alleged spies. what happens to the children? >> officials say it will be up to the parents, the parents' decision about what will happen to these children, as long as it complies with u.s. law. it is not clear whether these children will go to moscow. >> thank you. nba superstar lebron james makes his long-awaited decision. he will be wearing a miami heat jersey this fall. he played his first seven seasons with the cleveland cavaliers. he now joins chri
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Jul 5, 2010 5:00am EDT
birthday. nearly 4,000 candidates became u.s. sit zens at ceremonies across the country this fourth of july, including one in annapolis. deborah wiener has more. >> they came from different countries, from sierra leone to south korea. 40 of america's newest citizens emerged in a historical location at the william paca house, one of the signers of the declaration of independence. >> the purpose of a nation -- >> the purpose of a nation -- >> so help me god. >> so help me god. >> congratulations. >> naturalized on the nation's 234th birthday, wearing smiles that say so much. >> it's great. i'm excited. i'm elated. i'm just so happy. >> now they can take root in the country and vote for its leaders. >> i also encourage them to contribute and vote and to make this country theirs, because it is, just like every citizen,. it's their country and they need to make it work for them. >> it's like a dream come true, and it's too long. the day gives great moments to pledging allegiance to the flag, great meaning for relatives to enjoy. >> i came to this country in 1977 and became a citizen in 1
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Jul 9, 2010 6:00pm EDT
has maryland's ties. >> one of the four men being sent back to the u.s. from russia owns a house in baltimore county. david collins is live with more in cockeysville with this late breaking development. >> his house is secluded behind a patch of woods. you really need to know where to look in order to find it. this is the home he reportedly bought in 2001. he is a former colonel in russia's foreign intelligence agency. he retired in 1997 and moved to the u.s. russian authorities suspected he shared classified information with u.s. intelligence services. he was arrested on his return to russia in 2001. according to a neighbor, his late wife's parents live there and he also had relatives in russia. russian media linked him to exposing former fbi agent robert hansen and another man as spies. both were convicted of spying for russia. >> the wife lived here when we moved in, and she was a wonderful neighbor. >> his family declined to answer the door. they called baltimore county police to ask us to leave. we'll have more on the story coming up tonight at 11. >> now we have an update on b
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Jul 5, 2010 5:30am EDT
u.s. citizens in a naturalization ceremony in annapolis yesterday. america's newest citizens received thunderous applause after taking the oath at the william paca house, and joy filled the historic site. >> feeling great. i'm excited. i'm elated. i'm just so happy. >> nearly 4,000 people became new citizens across the country, letting out their american dream under the theme a spirit of i happened pence. >> city police are trying to figure out what led to two deadly overnight shootings within blocks of each other in east baltimore. investigators say 30-year-old jason rogers was found in the 1000 block of north patterson park avenue shortly after 1:00 sunday morning with multiple gunshot wounds. he was rushed to johns hopkins, where he was pronounced dead. and just a few hours earlier, police say a 23-year-old man was shot in the 1600 block of north fourth street. detectives say the victim suffered a gunshot wound to the head. he was also taken to johns hopkins, where he died. no word on a suspect or possible motive in either case, but police are trying to determine if the sh
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Jul 21, 2010 5:00pm EDT
pictures on wbaltv.com. >> the u.s. navy wants to move its hospital from its baltimore location. it has been a time since 1987. it wants to move it to norfolk, virginia. that move is a huge waste of money and wants the relief ship to stay in canton. >> been a pays a million dollars a year to keep the comfort adopted in baltimore. -- docked here in baltimore. it will cost more in money and convenience to move it to norfolk, virginia. it has been a staple in baltimore for 23 years. most recently, the earthquake in haiti. >> we have pride. we see if we drive down 95. >> the navy has $10 million in their budget legislation to build a new one in norfolk. a spokesperson says the navy is looking at options once the contract ends in 2013. it is too early to say whether the comfort will shift from baltimore. >> they are located in an area that is close to bethesda hospital. the 1200 people that are on the ship are signed with bethesda hospital. >> he passed an amendment to the military budget in the appropriations committee to stop the move. >> my independence says they have to do a cost analysi
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Jul 5, 2010 6:00am EDT
of the conditions are that you must have entered the u.s. before your 16th beth day, spent five consecutive years in america, graduated from high school or earned a g.e.d. qualified applicants would have six years to complete their college degree or serve two years in the military. and that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. how do you feel about a bill that gives teen immigrants a chance to become an american citizen? email your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. the time is 6:08, 69 degrees on tv hill. coming up -- the morning's financial news in the bloomberg business report. >> also ahead, a terminal at new york's j.f.k. airport is evacuated because of a bomb scare. details next. >> plus one month ago, a 7-year-old boy from oregon went missing, why police believe the boy is still alive. >> and i'm tony pann. obviously big-time heat is in the forecast, but beat let you know when the heat is going to break. >> welcome back. the time is 11 minutes after 6:00. things are pretty quiet this morning. there's a little bit of haze in the air, but the humidity actuall
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Jul 2, 2010 5:00am EDT
programs. >> nikole killion, thank you. >> 63 degrees on tv hill. the u.s. house approves a funding bill for the war in afghanistan but cracked the family of the girl held captive for 18 years has reached a settlement with the state. the accus >> good morning. you see some clouds from baltimore southward. the help he at 68. from baltimore northport, we have clear skies. look at the doppler radar. -- from baltimore northward, we have clear skies. it is nice out there and the trend will continue. the rain has been pushed down to the south. all that rain in texas is coming out from what was hurricane alex. it is moving the moisture into the central u.s. now. the high at the airport was 81. we'll talk more about the forecast coming up in just a few minutes. >> thank you. the state of california has been ordered to hand over $20 million to the family of jaycee dugard. she is now 30 years old. she was held captive for 18 years by paroled sex offender. they filed claims back in february saying officials failed to do their jobs. they fail to discover the girl in the backyard. >> this is part of
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Jul 2, 2010 5:30am EDT
alex is moving into the central part of the u.s. a piece of the great lakes with those warm temperatures to the south and a burst of warm air moving into the central part of the nation. our temperatures, 83 today. sunny and pleasant with low humidity. st winds.rthwe sun is already up this morning. saturday, sunday, even into monday. this friday, as it moves further ease, the wind will become more self easily. by monday, we start getting more humidity into the period. there is a storm lining out to the west and we may have to deal with that by the end of the week. 81 today. 86 tomorrow. it does start to warm up on the weekend. the humidity is still reasonable. by monday, the humidity jumps up. a real muggy day. 97 behind. 97 on tuesday. by thursday, a slight rain chance. >> thank you. joran van der sloot gets slapped with another charge, a federal indictment. a grand jury has indicted the murder suspect on a wire fraud and extortion suspect. he promised beth holloway he would give the details of his daughters death. he curly faces murder charges in peru. >> now to the allegat
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Jul 12, 2010 6:00am EDT
not get the short end of the stick while swapping spies. jay leno asked why the u.s. is sending 10 accused spies to rush but only getting four in return. joe biden said we're getting back four really good ones. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you agree with the government's decision to engage in a spy swap with russia? e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. again, that is watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> state troopers continued to search for a man who fled in annapolis. the man was pulled over yesterday along eastbound route 50 but got out of the car and headed for the woods. we were told the man is armed. search dogs were seen searching the neighborhood. a description of the suspect was not provided. >> and arrest was made in a harford county double shooting. the shooting happened before 5:30 yesterday afternoon on your chart drive in edgewood. police found two men shot inside a suv. >> it appears the 18-year-old had been shot, got in their vehicle, and had to stop when deputies found them. they were transported to shock trauma. >> officials say one
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Jul 22, 2010 6:00pm EDT
baltimore county police department and the u.s. secret service, looking into counterfeiting ring that was apparently operating out of the ramada inn hotel here in pikesville. in the early morning hours, detectives moved in to make an arrest. there was a gun battle, and a suspect was dead in the end. baltimore county police and the u.s. secret service get much more than they bargained for after breaking of a major east coast counterfeit currency rink early thursday morning. >> the investigators had a plan where when the suspects came out of their hotel room, that would actually arrest the suspects. >> officers and the secret service were conducting surveillance on three men at the ramada inn, and as planned, they did in fact try to arrest them, but two of the men fled and police say 34-year-old eric stokes pulled out a gun and started firing. the two undercover detectives returned fire, speakilling stokt the scene. >> i heard them cussing, bang, bang, bang. the next thing you know, i heard the cops firing back, and that is when we jumped o the floor. a few minutes later, which came and he
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Jul 9, 2010 11:00pm EDT
years ago he may have head the u.s. root out russian spice in america. >> earlier in the week when they were discussing the potential exchange, my husband and i said wouldn't it be great if max's dad came home. >> cal lone cavanaugh lives next door. alexander zaporozhsky's son, who lives in his dad's home. >> i'm so happy for my neighbors to get their dad back and i'm happy for alexander to be coming home, i guess. this is going to be soon, i hope. >> zaporozhsky had been a high-level k.b.g. agent. he was linked to exposing robert hanson and a c.i.a. official. he is one of four russian secret agents swapped for 10 people arrested in the u.s. accused of being sleeper agents. they were to testify in a new york courtroom. instead, they pleaded guilty, sentenced to time served and were deported. >> we wanted to make sure that we did this as quickly as we could so we didn't have any kind of ongoing negative impact between the good relationships that are developing between the united states and russia. >> zaporozhsky retired from the russian intelligence service in 1997. he and his wife,
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Jul 11, 2010 6:00pm EDT
afghanistan. six u.s. troops and at least one dozen civilians were killed. two died in the southern province of kandahar. the other american service members die in the east, one as a result of small arms fire, and another by a roadside bomb, a third in an insurgent attacks, and the last in an accidental explosion. june was the dead this month for troops since the u.s.-led war began in 2001. in maryland army national guard unit has learned they will be deployed on a mission to the middle east next year. the soldiers today learned some combat skills that you might not expect. we are live in the newsroom to explain this one. >> in early 2011 the 175th infantry will head overseas to make sure the israelis and egyptians are still abiding by the camp david accords. it is not exactly front-line combat, but any military mission could turn violent. there may be times a soldier has to use his or her hands instead of a weapon to fight the enemy. today, these soldiers had to russia on their hand-to-hand combat skills. knowing how to take someone down if, for some reason, they do not have a weap
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Jul 31, 2010 5:00am EDT
policy. >> meanwhile, baltimore is now home to a new group of u.s. citizens. rob roblin was there as they took the oath to become proud americans. >> for 72 people from all over the world, this is a day they will never forget. >> i'm happy! >> it was an emotional day for the immigrants who became u.s. citizens today. family and friends gathered at the war memorial building for the swearing in of our new citizens. snl the 72 people that became new citizens today came from over 40 countries from all over the country. stephanie rawlings-blake welcomed the new citizens. >> the passion we call america. >> for those that became citizens today, it was a dream come tru. >> i start to live in a free country. to do quha i like to do in this great -- to do what i like to do in this great law. >> it may be possible for me to achieve this beautiful country today. i am glad i am a zens of the united states of america. >> it was a day our new citizens will never forget. for many, it was a very emotional day. rob roblin, wbal-tv 11 news. >> cape cod beaches closed to swimmers. find out why. >> firef
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Jul 26, 2010 5:00pm EDT
internet today. it has sparked horrified reaction. >> u.s. allies are allegedly helping the taliban. >> made public with classified intelligence and action reports. files on u.s. forces in afghanistan from 2004 through 2009, troops word about an -- worried about the civilian reports and reported deaths. the websites founder claims u.s. involvement is illegal. >> there is evidence of war crimes in this material. >> the isi allegedly helped the taliban. and gionta was still being advised recently -- and jihadist was still being advised recently. u.s. forces doubting they can win. separately, a claim today that a nato rocket killed 52 afghan civilians kamal fragging support for president obama's plan -- 52 afghan civilians, all threatening support for president obama's plan in afghanistan. now officials are looking for whoever leaked or hacked into the secret reports. >> all of that information out of the public way has the potential to do harm. >> secrecy is tough to protect in modern warfare. >> and in modern politics, putting pressure on the obama administration today, senior senato
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Jul 15, 2010 5:00pm EDT
from senators but a spokesman says there may not be too much the u.s. government can do. >> thank you. the effects of this bill are very far-reaching. one example. animal shelters are filling with abandoned animals whose owners cannot care for them. you can watch our online report and find out how you can help rescue efforts. click on the gulf oil spill under hot topics at the top of the home page. >> lawmakers passed a financial reform plan to crack down on wall street and hopefully prevent another wall street prices. our reporter has the project economy report. >> it was 60-39. financial reform passed on a party-line vote. democrats broke a republican filibuster. >> thank you. thanks to the american people. finally. >> president obama hopes boaters applaud. >> we have over the last two years stockton economic freefall. stabilize the financial center. >> to protect consumers, the bill sets up two new agencies. to regulate banking and crack down on risky investments -- risky investments. after the meltdown of 2007. >> to fix the system so this does not happen again. >> republicans wer
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Jul 8, 2010 6:00am EDT
the united states and russia. kate amara joins us live with the story. >> russian and u.s. officials will not confirm any spy swap. family members and attorneys say this is going to happen. in arraignment for 10 accused russian spies. their cases have been combined. a single indictment against the defendants. this feels an impending spy swap. >> this is a law enforcement matter that is being handled that way and i refer you to the department of justice. >> more evidence of a possible secret agent exchange. a meeting between the russian ambassador and a senior u.s. diplomat. >> did the spy case come up? likely it did. am i going to get into details? nope. i will refer you to the justice department. >> intelligence officials say there might be more foreign spies in this country than we think. >> we have serious counter intelligence issues that would have to deal with. >> only 10 of these suspects are expected in court today. the 11th jumped bail in cyprus. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> can you go into more detail about why moving all the cases to man and is a sign of a possible swap?
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Jul 4, 2010 5:00am EDT
united states. u.s. officials say they are still planning to drop troops from 82,000 to 52,000 by september 1. nbc news, washington. >> according to the "houston chronicle" spills could -- crews could plug the gushing oil well by the end of july. it is welcome news for the region which is taking a particularly hard hit this holiday weekend. the latest. >> bob dudley, bp's managing director told the "houston chronicle" that the spewing oil well could be plugged by the end of this month. there could be a catch -- bad weather, more storms, or operational issues could knock the target date back to august. meantime, the battle rages on alonghe gulf coast. >> a visit to pensacola florida getting a hands-on perspective. >> it is not only the greatest environmental catastrophe the country has ever seen but it is going to take a while to attack this issue. >> awhile is not soon enough for businesses along the coast. >> their holiday crowds could dwindle down as much as 80%. a low note during the normally high soon. >> all the people that would crowd here are gone. the tourists aren't here.
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Jul 5, 2010 6:00pm EDT
company responsible for one of the worst environmental disasters in u.s. history. researchers say the top congressional recipient of bp cash in the last election cycle was mary landry -- mary landrieu. >> money buys access. >> it is not just the bp lining campaign chests. oil and gas companies to drill bit more than $35 million to congressional candidates in 2008. they doled out not much -- not even half as much as exxon. >> i apologize. >> the top house recipient since 1990 is joe barton his apology to bp during his congressional hearing causes such an uproar that he retracted it. >> absolutely no beyond a shadow of a doubt is that when people spend money on politicians, politicians are going to listen to them a heckuva lot more than people who are not cutting checks. >> a spokesperson says such courage additions have enough -- have no impact to response to this unprecedented disaster. others in congress say is [inaudible] >> if you are worried about bp, said the political contributions back. that is what is influencing policy. >> adp spokesperson says there is no quid pro quo. decisions
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Jul 21, 2010 6:00pm EDT
correction. they can appeal the state's findings. >> thank you. tonight, legal officials want to move the u.s. comfort out of baltimore to norfolk, virginia. one maryland congressman says, not so fast. >> the navy's contract here in baltimore ends in 2013 and several mayor led -- maryland legislators have taken up the issue. >> the u.s., for it brings medical care and supplies to people in need across the globe. most recently, it deployed to help victims of the earthquake in haiti. it has been docked in baltimore for 23 years. the navy is considering moving it to norfolk. >> they are paying $1 million a year to have the comfort at the port of baltimore. we have been doing this for 23 years. why change now? >> legislators are fighting the move for a number of reasons. one is the $5 billion the navy recently spent to upgrade the comforts docked in canton, allowing it to remain in baltimore. he introduced an amendment to take a closer look at that. >> i am asking for a cost analysis. why do you spend $5 million which will allow the comfort tuesday in baltimore for 20 years and then say, we're go
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Jul 27, 2010 6:00pm EDT
about. how they feel will be how they vote. >> the u.s. bureau of labor statistics this job loss 68,000, not to under 30,000 the early campaign for claims. the poll suggests a mallee will not win if the majority of voters feel the economy is the number one issue. conversely, ehrlich will not win if 19% of democrats vote for him. pollsters believe independence will not have an impact on this year's race for governor. >> that same small -- that same poll asked about barack obama. the approval rate for of the senator is down about five points from january. as for the present, if you and% of maryland voters say they approve of the job he's doing in the white house. that is also down five. since january trade 38% say they disapprove of the president's job performance. if you are interested in the complete poll, it's on our website, wbaltv.com. >> there is new information tonight about the murder of a 23-year-old johns hopkins research assistant. >> but there is still more questions about the man and woman accused of robbing and killing him. we begin our live team coverage at central booking
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Jul 20, 2010 11:00pm EDT
florida on friday. he will head aboard a u.s. coast guard ship to help clean up the oil. a sense of pride for his parents is overwhelming. >> we are really excited for what he will learn and the life lessons he will be able to take away from this. >> i am very proud. very much. >> you'll be spending a total of eight days in the gulf. >> the state has released the list of persistently dangerous schools. all of them are in baltimore city. added to the list, the rising star academy, and northwestern high school. removed were done bar middle school, booker t. washington middle, south side academy. the federal government labels the school as persistently dangerous space on a number of suspensions for offenses such as arson, drugs, fire alarms, and attacks for the test scores for the maryland state assessment. there on the rise despite a slow february they can students out of school. it appears middle school students are making the most progress. officials say there is evidence some kids are starting to master math before they even reach middle school. to check out these courts come in an
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Jul 17, 2010 11:00pm EDT
tonight. the orioles beat the birds 3-2. the world cup ignited passions in american fans as the u.s. looked to compete. it was the opposite at the open champion said. at st. andrews, not american was found in the top five, for the first time in 41 years. that is where they filmed the movie chariots of fire. tiger woods is certainly one of the americans you expect a little more from. there was a long birdie putt, but he did not catch a break. the hole is taunting him. he is 12 strokes out of first. and the swede is flying up the leader board. paul casey may be the best player in the world without a major. he is english. his approach to the par-4 second, almost as if he knows something. he would make that birdie putt. this was something like an old mcdonald's commercial. it was a game of horse. this was a classic moment at st. andrews. this south african might get the girl. he had a round of 69 and has a four shot lead. he has never before made the cut in the british open. now he is 15 under par. martin is an unheralded player. three players are tied for fourth at - 7. tiger woods and
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Jul 6, 2010 11:00pm EDT
across the pond. more on the queen's visit to the u.s., next. >> record temperature tomorrow, but there is a little bit of heat in the seven-day forecast. we will check that out. 93 degrees. winds are common. signal. airborne. beautiful. and strong. there to ensure the most powerful transmitter is you. rule the air. >> queen elizabeth travel to the u.s. for the first time in 34 years. the 84-year-old laid wreaths at ground zero to honor the victims, and she addressed the general assembly at the united nations, urging them to work towards peace. the queen and her husband, prince philip, are expected to return to england to night. >> you hear it here all too often -- recall after recall, but this time, some researchers are concerned people are no longer paying attention. three separate recalls were issued within 24 hours. a new study found nearly 60% of americans have never researched of recall. researchers say it is not a good idea to think you will not be affected. >> if you eat the product anyway and nothing happens, you are more likely to say, maybe this is overblown. >> there is food
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Jul 5, 2010 5:00pm EDT
people and on the freedom loving nations around the world. >> u.s. and afghan troops have increased patrols in the kandahar region. the joint strategy is an effort to provide better services, infrastructure, and the jobs while providing security firm the taliban. >> -- look at the numbers for the race for governor. >> the oil slick looks and bigger in the gulf and so does the bill. now there are calls to pick up victim's medical costs. >> first, in medical alert and there are a growing number of women opting for see sections. there are risks. the cause for concern is tonight. tonight. >> some citizens or naturalized on the nation's birthday yesterday. here is footage and a ceremony in annapolis. 40 candidates from 40 countries attended. in the open allegiance was recited by the new citizens who say they are grateful for the opportunity. >> it is great. i am excited and elated. i am so happy. >> this year's ceremony celebrated america's birthday under the theme "a spirit of independence." ♪ >> and the commitment 2010, and nepal has a republican bob ehrlich the. o'malley's for the h
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Jul 10, 2010 11:00pm EDT
air. >> u.s. troops accounted for six of nine people killed in afghanistan today. one that killed in an accidental explosion. four were killed in bombings in southern afghanistan. june was the deadliest month in afghanistan since the war began. a memorial service was held court oandfor hon. students who drowned last week. >> hearing words from the bible spoke in their native language, the surviving students embrace d each other. they paid their respects with roses. outside on the delaware in the rain it, they laid wreaths on the river. police recovered the bodies of in the boat on friday. >> everything happened so fast. >> rachael color is a used member that hosted the hon. is still coping. -- that hosted tehe hungarians is still coping. >> i just ran over, stop everything i was doing. ran over to the doctor and everyone swim over. as they came over to me, i pulled them up out of the water. i pulled out six or seven people. it was just an instinct to help people in need. >> the ambassador insists the youth exchange programs will continue in the future, but admits the tragedy will be
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Jul 8, 2010 5:00am EDT
the u.s. could swap russian spies to get back spies of their own. >> kate amara joins us live with more on this story. >> erection and u.s. officials will not confirm any spy swap but families of those accused say it is about to happen. an arraignment for 10 accused russian spies. the justice department and sealant a single indictment against the defendants. this fuels speculation of a pending spy swap. >> this is a matter that is being handled and i would prefer it to the department of justice. >> more evidence of a possible secret agent exchange. a meeting between the russian ambassador and the senior american diplomat. >> the spy case -- did it come out? likely it did. will i get into details? no. >> a son is believed to be a convicted spy about to be exchanged. there might be more foreign spies in this country than we think. >> we have serious counter intelligence issues we have to deal with. >> only cent of those suspects will be arraigned today. the 11th jumped bail in cyprus. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> can you elaborate on why it movi these cases to man and is a possibl
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Jul 16, 2010 5:00am EDT
involving abdel baset al-megrahi. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. should the u.s. government look into this investigation? e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. again, that is watercooler@wbaltv.com. >> 74 degrees on tv hill. workers in new york make an amazing discovery. >> here is a live look at traffic. this is the beltway at frederick road. >> good morning. just about six minutes past 5:00 a.m. seven nine degrees downtown. a few degrees cooler, which keeps it in the 70's. it is a muggy morning this morning. nothing overhead. clear skies. the air is thick with moisture. danner cape hatteras, and parts of ohio and kentucky -- this stuff is related to a cool front which is pushing in over the next day or so. but the rain chances look pretty spotty on radar. we'll take a look at what happened during the day yesterday. 95 was the high yesterday. 91 at the inner harbor perry will talk more about the forecast coming up in just a few minutes. >> workers in new york city discovered a centuries old ship right at ground zero. the 18th-century ship was discovere
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Jul 4, 2010 6:00pm EDT
concerned, there is a jazz ensemble. the electric brigade from the u.s. naval academy will be performing. mayor stephanie rawlings-blake will kick off the fireworks, which began at 9:30. reporting live from the inner -tvbor, david collins, wbal 11 news. >> it is only going to get hotter over the next couple of days. officials say there have been six heat-related deaths so far this year in maryland. this number could increase following the heat wave. the very young, elderly, and those with chronic health conditions are more susceptible. the secretary of the department of health and mental hygiene says everyone should take precautions. >> it can affect anyone. do not take this lightly. this is just as serious for your health as heavy s-n-o-w. -- heavy snow. people can die from this. it is good to protect yourself. >> please check on friends and family. try to remain indoors. take advantage of local cooling centers. >> right now, how hot is it? look at the current temperature at the airport. it was -- it is three minutes after 6:00, and we are at 96 degrees with humidity down to 22%. that i
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Jul 12, 2010 5:00am EDT
u.s. the work fan is made in turkey. the roof may not be saved. toyota is going to study a new quality report. toyota and tesla are preparing a new battery cars. you can expect to pay more for a new car. the average price has risen to over $29,000 for a new car. the recession has forced car markers to get smart. they're focusing on quality over quantity. things look quiet this morning. we did climb higher on friday. the s&p rallied the most in a year last week. aluminum giant alcoa had shares rallied last week. later today, alcoa kicks off the earnings season. they may have a long way to go before they start making money. hoping to get a better gauge of how the overall economy is doing. i'm jane king reporting for wbal-tv 11 news. >> thank you. >> 67 degrees on tv hill. we will get another look at your morning commute with traffic and the weather together. >> the orioles accomplice something they haven't done since jim palmer was on the team. it has been that long. >> that was about 40 or 50 years ago. that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. do you agree on the decision
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Jul 6, 2010 5:00am EDT
need to get to direct talks to correct the israelis and palestinians are only communicating through u.s. officials. direct talks depend on israel stopping all construction of west bank settlements. netanyahu said face-to-face negotiations are the only way to resolve the conflict. >> the main point of the talks will be to discuss that. there is no substitute. >> israel will not lift the blockade on the gaza strip. the white house welcomes a policy change. kate amara, wbal-tv 11 news. >> why is the public show of unity so important for these leaders? politics and peace. is seen as crucial to the peace process and also to the midterm elections coming up in november. >> kate amara, thank you. add greece on tv hill. 80 degrees already. a joy ride on a boat turns tragic for one virginia family. >> three children and a mother reported missing in responwisco. >> this is the beltway at frederick road. it looks ok on the west side. [ male announcer ] thinking about your florida vacation and about what's happening in the gulf? well, florida has 825 miles of beaches... and 1,260 miles of coastline.
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Jul 21, 2010 5:30am EDT
reaffirmed that the u.s. pullout from afghanistan would begin next year. hamid karzai said afghanistan should be willing to take care of its own security by 2014. >> this is a commitment to the afghan people and to our international partners. we hope the international community will help afghanistan reached that objective which we are working on earnestly and with dedication. >> he also asked foreign aid to be distributed to is the government. foreign countries have been reluctant to hand over eight without strings. hillary clinton said more needs to be done. security has been tight for the conference thousands of police on duty in the capital. an airplane had to be diverted because of rocket fire at kabul airport. >> here's a look at some of our other top stories. a state employee is on administrative leave after reportedly posting personal information of nearly 3000 people on a third-party website. officials do not believe that information was used for any identity theft. the head of the department of agriculture said he will reconsider his department consider it to ask an employee t
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Jul 29, 2010 12:00pm EDT
active duty member of the u.s. air force were on board. witnesses say the crash sent a fireball hundreds of feet into the air. >> we saw a ball of flame turned to black smoke. i reached to get my camera. before i could focus, it turned into a big ball of smoke. >> the crash remains under investigation. how did you beat the heat without breaking the bank? up next, we answer your pet questions. first, if you are fighting to lose weight, there is an enemy you probably have not considered -- the roll bacteria place. >> heat and humidity is running up against a cold front, generating thunderstorm activity. details coming up in a minute. partly cloudy skies, and 91 at the airport >> if you want to lose weight, and eat less, that is what any dietitian will tell you, but researchers say the bacteria might play a huge role. how do you change it? >> how was your day? >> a leash the martins says she has been battling the votes for as long as she can remember. >> i have tried every diet known to man, and constantly and disappointed. >> researchers find that way to gain could be blamed on ba
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Jul 1, 2010 5:30am EDT
u.s. chamber of commerce. >> she is a charismatic candidate. >> the attorney is the daughter of irish immigrants and a mother of three. she lives in montgomery county. this is deemed critical in the race. >> montgomery county has always made republicans incredulous. the wonder how the economics of montgomery county remains so liberal. >> kane has more clout than the one who ran with him earlier. the former governor has 26,000 facebook followers. it is smart for correlate to announce his running mate in cyberspace. >> i do not think republicans have caught up with democrats in the use of technology. young people and older people are now using social networking. in order to have a campaign that seems to be up to date, you have to have some social networking as well. >> the governor is keeping lt. governor anthony brown on the democratic ticket. jennifer franciotti, wbal-tv 11 news [inaudible] that brings us to our water cooler question of the day. what is your first impression of bob ehrlich's choice for his running mate? e-mail your response to watercooler@wbaltv.com. again, that
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Jul 9, 2010 6:00am EDT
. it is not known what caused its death. >> the u.s.-russian set by swap is a reality this morning. 10 russian spies have been deported. kate amara has more on this story. >> the 10 convicted russian spies are on their way back to russia this morning. they flew out of the court in new york last night. they pled guilty in federal court and were ordered out of the country. the russian-born suspect will likely never return, according to her attorney. >> under the agreement she signed, she can only come back to the united states after direct authorization by the united states government. >> the convicted sleeper agents arrested a dozen days ago are being exchanged for four people accused of spying for the u.s. eric holder said this was an extraordinary case and that the agreement provides a successful resolution for the united states and its interest. >> the diplomatic relations with russia remain on a positive track. >> they did not want to see this disrupt the relationship which is made a lot of progress over the last 18 months. >> just crossing the wire, u.s. and russia flights just lan
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Jul 3, 2010 6:00am EDT
impact of the worst oil spill in u.s. history is taking a toll. the latest from grand isle, louisiana. >> hotels with vacancies, quiet cash registers. >> it is dead. all the people that would crowd here are gone. >> not what you would expect n in a coastal town on a holiday weekend. this is no ordinary season. >> we're in a war to protect our way of life. >> a way of life in jeopardy because of the millions of gallon of oil spilling off the louisiana coast creating a toxic cess pool including for -- pool. some are at pools since beaches are closed. families along the gulf coast doing what they can to celebrate in extraordinary times. holiday or not, work continues to get containment efforts back up since the threat from hurricane alex. a third containment vessel said to be running next week week which will allow twice as much siphonig at the site. for many vacationing spots, fourth of july can make or break a season. >> quite frankly there is no reason for me to be open now. >> a sobering "time." jf we will hang the flag up high. we are true americans. we are going to make sure and ma
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Jul 10, 2010 9:00am EDT
they knew that years ago, he may have helped the u.s. root out russians price. >> earlier in the week, we said what it not be great if he came home? >> she lived next door. >> i think it is fabulous. i am happy my neighbors get their debt back. i am happy alexander will be coming home. >> alexander zaporozhsky had been a high level kgb agent. he had exposed men as spies. he is one of four russian secret agents. they were to testify in a new york courtroom, instead they pleaded guilty, and were deported. >> we wanted to make sure we did this as quickly as we could, so we did not have negative impact between the good relationship between the united states and russia. >> alexander zaporozhsky retired in 1997. they first moved to baltimore county in april of 1999. neighbors say the wife seemed to live there alone. >> she was a wonderful neighbor. she was always outside, walking, friendly -- a really sweet lady. sadly, she passed away. her adult son and his wife and now live in the house. they are also wonderful neighbors. >> alexander zaporozhsky had family in russia. he was arrested
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Jul 18, 2010 6:00pm EDT
a safer alternative. new york city senator chuck schumer is calling on the u.s. government to investigate the role bp played. on sunday, chuck schumer said there is evidence bp works for the -- works with the libyan government in exchange for access to oil fields. he appeared at the conference alongside several relatives of the victims of pan am flight 103. he urges the u.s. and british governments to take a closer look at bp's actions. democrats deny they're facing trouble in this ballparks the election. they took their message to the sunday morning talk shows contradicting what the white house press secretary said last week. brian moore has more on the argument. >> while president obama returned from a weekend mini- vacation, his fellow democrats were working the sunday talk shows. the message -- they are not losing control of congress in this fall's elections. >> i think we will shock the heck out everyone. we will win the house. we will not lose either one of the bodies. >> just one week ago, and press secretary robert gibbs acknowledged what the polls are showing. democra
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Jul 19, 2010 6:00pm EDT
addition, we have these little disturbances moving across the northern part of the u.s.. we are on the southern part of that. isolated storms this weekend -- this evening. southwest winds at 5-10 miles per hour. the same for tomorrow. partly cloudy skies, partly humid, and this firms in the late afternoon and evening. 90-94 for the high tech richard. code orange with unhealthy air quality for sensitive groups. this covers west of the day and on toward philadelphia and new york city. here is the insta-weather futurecast showing the line of grain moving through now. then we dry out overnight. again, the system out west starts to generate more activity in the mountains which should march across the. small afternoon and evening keeping the rain check is alive and that he and humidity, too. rain chances late extending into wednesday. we have a chance for some on- again off-again brain changes. we expect a high of around 90. thursday, the rain chances drop off and it temperatures climb. still humid with 94, 96, 97. there will be some spotty brain chances. look at sunday and monday. tempe
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Jul 12, 2010 5:00pm EDT
europe to fight against al- shabab. this morning, u.s. embassy in kampala warned americans in uganda attending any large public gatherings, saying they could provide vulnerable targets to terrorist groups. >> as we mentioned, this story has local ties. a 16-year-old ellicot city girl and her grandmother were caught and one of the bombings at a restaurant. >> our reporter continues to team coverage to caught up with a friend of the family. >> 16-year-old emily kerstetter and her grandmother left for a humanitarian mission in uganda on june 15th. unfortunately, both women were injured in one of the bombings at an ethiopian restaurant as they were enjoying the world cup. they were the lucky ones as some of the people were there to help were killed. >> she was so happy to be there. she did not want to leave. she extended her trip a week and had a great time and unfortunately it is coming to an end up like this. it's awful. >> a close friend of the family recalls how excited the 16-year- old emily kerstetter was too good to you gone up. she and her grandmother left in june with a group fr
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Jul 11, 2010 5:00am EDT
freed from slafry and worked for the superintendent of the u.s. naval academy. >> because of the history of african-americans in annapolis is so important, we wanted to work on this house. they found things like bones of animals they ate, and parts of their dish ware. >> they had a wide range i do et and different wears. >> this gives the students a look no the past proving this family was very much like any other family at that time. this has been an inter he greated community of people living together for a long time. >> students will continue to dig hear the next two summers. >> 5:27, 70 degrees. featuring the top stories. >> june's death tol, we have more when we we go through them all the time. doors that mark the day's events. new beginnings. endings. routines. revealing the stories and dramas -- the victories and challenges -- that help us go through new doors of our own. be part of the story. colonial williamsburg. [ kid 1 ] wanna know somwe love summertime fun!s? ...wearing our favorite colors... ...and jamming to our favorite bands! ♪ but we love eating totino's the most. we
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Jul 9, 2010 5:00pm EDT
returned to the u.s. lives in baltimore county. david collins is working that angle of the story, and we should have some new information on that story later in the evening. >> we have reported previously about health risks now associated with the diabetes drug avandia, and tonight is under review by fda. scientists say there is a link between the drug and heart attacks and death. the new link will open the door for possible government action, even a withdrawal of the drug from the market. the fda has posted an on-line review of the drug, had a meeting next week to review the safety of avandia, which is used by hundreds of thousands of diabetics in the united states. the recent recall of children's tylenol products has been expanded to night. an additional 21 lots of medications are being pulled. it includes children's tylenol, motrin, benadryl, an allergy tablets. in internal investigations found a chemical in the wooden pallets that leads to up moldy odor. they say it is strictly a precautionary measure and the risk of injuries related are remote. you can get the details that wbaltv
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Jul 7, 2010 11:00pm EDT
freed from slavery to work for the superintendent of the u.s. naval academy. >> our job is to show that it has been an integrated community of people living together for a very long time. >> didn't stay on an old and tonic bottle, parts of dishware and bones from animals. the project will continue for the next two summers. if you missed out on the "cash- for-clunkers" program but you are still looking to get behind the wheel of a new car, you may want to note that some analysts say buying a new car could actually save you money. the recession drove up demand for used vehicles, which then inflated prices, and analysts say older vehicles simply cannot compete with the financing for the new ones. >> low finance programs, when you do the math and look at the payments over the course of the loan, it looks as if the new car could be cheaper than a used car. >> '93 models were cheaper or about the same new as buying a used one. the research was supported by consumer reports. the fda is looking for your input on a new law requiring restaurants, bending machines, coffee shops and bakeries t
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Jul 21, 2010 11:00pm EDT
missing statue was found. it has been in baltimore since 1987, but the u.s. comfort could be moving. details on how local politicians are trying to keep it at home. the curtain is coming down on one of the most -- baltimore's most historic spots. >> quieter whether tonight. are storms have stayed to the north so far. details about a major warmup. right now, it is still pretty worn out there. 82 downtown >> officials slapped eight $52,000 fine against the ravenwood nursing and rehabilitation center. it forced residents to be relocated. the fine is assiated with four significant deficiencies said officials say it put a resident in harm's way. investigators also discovered mechanical problems with the air-conditioning dating back to june of 2009. presidents can not return. >> they are not bad debts and they will not be permitted to enter back into the office till the into we are assured that they are in full compliance. >> ravenwood has 10 days to submit a plan of correction. >> naval officers want to move the u.s.s. comfort out of baltimore to norfolk, virginia. >> the u.s.s. comfort
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Jul 25, 2010 5:00am EDT
. >> matthew will be serving on this ship, the u.s. coastguard james wankin. >> i will do whatever jobs they have for me. >> i will ask if i can help in the gallony. i will be able to do it all. >> matthew is proud of his son's decision to help out. >> i'm excited for what he'll learn and the lessons -- life lessons he'll be able to take away from this. >> very proud? >> very much. >> matthew will leave this friday and spend eight days in florida. >> isn't that fantastic when kids that age want to help? >> yes. >> still ahead, what every easy pass holder should know. >> and first lady michelle obama joins forces with camden to help promote healthy eating. >> and i'm tony pan. big-time heat in the forecast. better news coming up. better news coming up. the seven-day we know everyone's looking for ways to save. why not save on car insurance? [ coin drops ] [ high-pitched voice ] thanks. [ normal voice ] you're welcome. get a free quote at progressive.com. [ kid 1 ] wanna know somwe love summertime fun!s? ...wearing our favorite colors... ...and jamming to our favorite bands! ♪ but
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Jul 7, 2010 6:00pm EDT
superintendent of the u.s. naval academy. >> because of the history and the archaeology of african- americans in annapolis is so important to the whole community, black and white, we wanted to work on this house. >> the lord turned out to be full of artb.g.e. be yard turned out to be full of artifacts. the items tell them help the family lived. >> the family was typically middle-class. they had a wide range of middle- class utilitarian wearers. >> it gives the students aglimmer into the past, approving this family was very much like any other family in annapolis during the 1800's. >> it tells us more about how this african-american family fit into the larger picture of the community at large. >> our job is to show that it has been an integrated community of people living together for a very long time. >> the project does not end here. the students will continue digging here for the next two summers. >> hot and humid out there, high-pressure sitting overhead. the entire high-pressure air masses very hot. at the moment, you can look at the radar and there are a few little echoes off
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Jul 12, 2010 6:00pm EDT
services will be tomorrow at 10:00 at the church of the redeemed of the lord on old u.s. road. police are searching for suspects and um motive in the murder. >> a baltimore city police officer has been indicted on murder charges -- gahiji tshamba was indicted for shooting tyrone brown outside a belle vernon bar. he said brown inappropriately touched his female companion. he allegedly responded by using his police weapon, hitting the man 12 times. police used the occasion to -- -- >> because of all of the misunderstanding in terms of the role of the baltimore city state's attorney's office, i thought today would be a good opportunity to continue to educate the public and the media about how this process works. >> gahiji tshamba remains held without bail at central booking. >> the extreme heat last week forced officials to move more than 100 residents out of a downtown nursing-home. but the lack of air-conditioning is not the first problem have been told to fix. let's go live downtown for details. >> state health officials say workers have been cooperative throughout the process and if
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